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Searchers scour Yoho National Park for Calgary teen likely swept over waterfall

Twin Falls waterfall in Yoho National Park is pictured in this stock image. RCMP in Golden, B.C., confirm a search has resumed in Yoho National Park for a teenager believed to have been swept over the waterfall.
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September 14, 2015 - 10:30 AM

FIELD, B.C. - RCMP in Golden confirm a search has resumed in Yoho National Park for a teenager believed to have been swept over a waterfall.

Mounties say a 19-year-old was hiking at the 100-metre Twin Falls, part of a rugged hiking trail near the head of the Yoho River early Sunday afternoon, Sept. 13.

Police and Parks Canada search teams rushed to the scene just west of the Alberta boundary after an emergency GPS tracking device was triggered.

Aerial and ground searches were carried out Sunday and resumed at first light Monday.

RCMP say Parks Canada is managing the search efforts and will release any further updates.

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